From Surrey & West Kent

The known surnames of persons in this group to 5th cousin level are; Stacey, Hall, Streatfield, Deane, Titchener, Titcomb, Mulcock, Meekhams & Moyer. The links to the descendant charts related to these matches are Stacey, Meekhams. Mulcock/Titcomb/Titchener & Streatfield.

The Stacey links older than William Stacey, who married Eleanor Streatfield, have been problematic earlier in my research, and, before DNA, there were thought to be baptisms that showed a link to the Godstone area. Researchers of the Godstone Staceys said it was not likely but a number of matches with other Stacey descendants suggests there are links to these Staceys of Godstone or nearby such as Bletchingley, Merstham and Burstow, of which there are many.  

Apart from our descent from William & Eleanor through his son Richard and Ann Titchener we share a match to descendants of Richard's brother William, Peter R Aitken.  This match is on 5 chromosomes and shows a number of other matches on DNA painter to a numer of other persons whose relationship is not resolved. The majority of these matches are on chromosome 3.

Another descendant from Richard's brother William is to Shane Fein; he is descended from John Stacey who emigrated to Maryborough, Queensland in 1882. Another match to this line has appeared and is to Marianne Stacey, the grand-daughter of Norman John Stacey who lived all his life in the Nrothery Territory and was well known as a drover, even having an obituary in the Northern Territory Times. This line was previously unknown, no other family members emigrated.

In the meantime other matches link back to Michael Stacey of Godstone but another examination of the records suggest that this Michael and our ancestor William may have come from Bletchingley next door to Godstone and have different parents. This link is from  DNA matches to Richard Anthony Parrett, and Barbara A Sheppard, descendants of Michael Stacey. However these matches do show that Michael and William were brothers, with parents of William Stacey & Amy Roffey.

The Streatfield links are discussed in the Wansbury group and is now confirmed by a number of matches.

Some surnames that have come up in searches among matches include Meekins, Ryder, Giles and Revere.  The Meekins match at 19cM on 2 segments is quite significant but the tested person is Meekins by marriage so the link must be elsewhere.  The match is with my children and nieces.

A Meekhams DNA match that came to light, to Adam Watson, who knows he is descended from Richard Meekhams, father of Fanny Meekhams who married William Titchener, my g-g-g-grandfather.  This link has now been established with records and has led to exploration of a number of other descendants of Richard, compounded by the large number of variants to the name over time. A second match to Clive Meekham is also established and documented, since doing this work this record has been withdrawn from Ancestry!  In November  2020 Ancestry suggested a number of ThruLine matches to other descendants of Richard Meekhams related to Adam Watson and he provided some screen shots of these which then disappeared.  The suggested lines have been analysed with some success and a number of descendants, at least 9, of the siblings of Fanny Meekhams have been confirmed in spite of the the name variation. Names known to be used include Meekham, Meekcoms, Meekcomes, Meacomes.

Recently a link to Edward Titcomb & Mary Mulcock has been suggested because of a match beween MGJ and Patricia Anne Byrne, brother Peter Dermott Byrne & her sister Margaret Lovesey on MyHeritage on chromosome 15.  This match is small but is in a much larger group of matches. This group took some sorting but is now on-line and include the two who are Margaret Hutchings from Victoria and Emma Gifford from Durham! 

Revised September 2023.